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The innovation game: breaking the rulesFree to UKSG membersNow in its fourth year, the UKSG Forum is the essential ‘London-based pre-Christmas’ event in the scholarly communications calendar....


November 16 2016 - 09:00
November 16 2016 - 09:00

About the Event

The innovation game: breaking the rules

Free to UKSG members

Now in its fourth year, the UKSG Forum is the essential ‘London-based pre-Christmas’ event in the scholarly communications calendar.  Supporting UKSG’s mission ‘to connect the knowledge community and encourage the exchange of ideas on scholarly communication’, the UKSG Forum offers short sessions on best practice and interesting projects.  This highly anticipated meeting is free for UKSG members to attend, attracting nearly 400 delegates and offering a comprehensive exhibition, together with ample networking opportunities.

With thanks to the Forum's generous sponsors:







The innovation game: breaking the rules - #UKSGforum16

This year the Forum's focus is on innovation.  Not all invention comes out of the ‘light bulb’ moment, often innovation is born out of periods of adversity where bending or breaking our preconceived ideas is the only way forward.  In such environments, new business models, new workflows, new offers, new collaborations can form to overcome such barriers and UKSG Forum delegates want to hear about them.


09:15   Registration
09:45   Welcome and introduction by David Summers and Yann Amouroux,
UKSG Forum Working Group Co-Chairs

10:00-10:30 Systems and Technology

10:40-11:10 Data

11:20-11:50 Library Interaction

12:00-12:30 Library engagement and impact

12:00   Lunch

13:30-14:00 Thinking Smarter

14:10-14:40 Publishing Innovation

14:50-15:20 Data

15:30-16:00 Library Interaction

  • Grant Powell (Kanopy): True impact: the pursuit for gauging academic success, not just usage
  • Zofia de Jong - Dzwig (Delft University of Technology): Library collection in times of research data
  • Suzanne Tatham (University of Sussex): Are our collections really unique? Working with History academics and collection management tools
16:00   Drinks reception
17:00   Close


Now available



Non-members can attend for a fee of £75.00 + VAT.  
Refreshments and lunch are provided and you will have access to the exhibition where over 40 publishers, intermediaries and technology vendors will be showcasing their services throughout the day, all rounded off with a drinks reception.


Booking for the 2016 Forum has now closed.  For further information please contact Karen Sadler

Prize Draw Passport

Look out for the Prize Draw Passport in delegate badgeholders.  
  • visit the sponsor stands
  • find out more about their products and services
  • collect the sponsor stickers
  • post your completed passport in the box at the registration desk  
  • win prizes!
Winners will be drawn and announced at the Drinks Reception (16:00 in the Drawing Room).


What's the football connection?

It was on the site of the Grand Connaught Rooms in 1863 that the Football Association was established and the rules of the game that is now played around the world were first agreed.
In recognition of this piece of international sporting history, UKSG Forum delegates are invited to dress in a manner that celebrates the beautiful game.
There will be a bottle of champagne for the delegate judged to be wearing the most suitable attire. (The referee’s decision will be final!) 



Grand Connaught Rooms
61-65 Great Queen Street

T: +44 (0)20 7405 7811

Please note that, although the UKSG Forum takes place at the same time of year as the UKSG One-Day Conference, it is a separate event and arrangements for attendance at one or both events should be made independently of each other.

NB: UKSG reserves the right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its reasonable control without being obliged to refund monies.

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